James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home, has been ordered by a judge to pay restitution of more than $19,000 to one of his victims, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Prosecutors said Mr. Grady had dropped his cellphone and ID while being chased by police on Jan. 20, 2014, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime scene, and was seen by a witness when he intruded into the Atherton home.
Mr. Grady had pleaded no contest to charges related to the 2014 crimes. At the time of his arrest, he had 15 prior felony convictions. He had been in prison on a previous 25-years-to-life sentence when he was released in 2003 after Californians approved changes that made the "three strikes" law more lenient.